“So yeah, I’m transgender. And yeah, I’ve transitioned.”
Filmmaker of The Matrix, writer and producer Lilly Wachowski (formerly known as Andy) has recently come out as a transgender woman. This coming out happened just four years after Lilly’s sister Lana did the same in 26 July 2012. An eye-catching headline in “The Daily Mail” appeared and attracted a lot of people to this news: “Sex change shocker – Wachowski brothers now sisters!!!”.
Posting this self-portrait photo, Lilly wrote: “I knew at some point I would have to come out publicly. You know, when you’re living as an out transgender person, it’s … kind of difficult to hide. I just wanted – needed some time to get my head right, to feel comfortable. But apparently I don’t get to decide this.”
Lilly admitted that she had already come out to her family, friends and colleagues. She thanked her spouse Alicia Blasingame (her wife since 1991) for all love and support.
“Everyone is cool with it,” she wrote. “Yes, thanks to my fabulous sister they’ve done it before, but also because they’re fantastic people.”
Lilly made her first public coming out in a new body as trans woman on Saturday attending the GLAAD Media Awards.
She walked the red carpet in Beverly Hills, California, that Saturday evening in a floor-length black dress.
Lilly announced her gender transition to a woman on March 8, but came out to the public only the previous week.
Lilly Wachowski became triumphant at The GLAAD Media Awards ceremony. She received the prize from the hands of Demi Lovato and Keke Palmer for the best drama series “Sense8.”
In his acceptance speech Lilly Wachowski ironically thanked “very friendly and sensitive people” from the newspaper “The Daily Mail”, who in fact helped her with outing at the beginning of March 2016.
Dyring her speech she added: “I am one of the lucky ones. Having the support of my family and the means to afford doctors and therapists has given me the chance to actually survive the process. Transgender people without support, means and privilege do not have this luxury. And many do not survive,” she wrote.
Here below you can watch a piece of this ceremony where Lilly shared her serendipitous coming out story: